Modular Combat is a role-playing shooter based in the Half-Life universe. There are over 50 modules that can be upgraded at any level, in any combination. Modules give combatants amazing abilities such as flying, teleporting, spawning minions, and shooting flechettes or energy balls.

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Server-side update released. A few modules are balanced. The SMG receives a damage boost. Turrets are revealed. Double-Experience Weekend!

Posted by matthewdryden on May 23rd, 2009

Before we get started, I'd just like to thank all of our players for your support in this last week. It's because of you that we had such a successful launch week. Over 400 accounts have been registered between just two of our official servers!

To celebrate a great start, the Mod Fidelity team will be hosting a "Double-Experience Weekend" across all official servers! If you were hesitant about trying out our mod before - now is a GREAT time to get started!

Server-Size Only Release: v1.73

We've been testing a server-size only release across our official servers where we have fixed a few exploits and bugs! Here is the quick rundown of what we've changed:

  • Fixed exploit with in-game voting
  • Updated maplist.txt and mapcycle.txt to include dm_steamlabs and dm_underpass
  • In-game voting now requires 75% of players to be in agreement
  • Energy Ball: Increased cooldown from 0.5s to 1.0s
  • Long Jump: Increased vertical height gain from 0.3 to 0.75. Players can now jump vertically with the Long Jump module.
  • Kamekazi Crow: Increased cooldown from 2.5s to 5.0s
  • MAGD (Mag Mine): Decreased radius scale from 50 units to 20 units per level.
  • MAGD (Mag Mine): Decreased base health from 50 to 25. Decreased health scaling from 20 to 10.
  • Incendiary Grenades: Decreased cooldown from 10s to 5.0s.
  • SMG1: Increased bullet damage from 5 to 8.

We've been able to make a lot of these changes by changing our server config files. For the layman, this means that can tweak and balance our own game without requiring you, the player, to download a new update!

This also mean that people who run servers can essentially make their own version of Modular Combat! Through server variables, keyvalues, and other methods, we've been able to control every gameplay balancing aspect with just a few keystrokes.

There will be a tutorial coming soon that will show server owners how to tweak their own servers. In the meantime, feel free to check out our forums here on Mod DB, and if you have any questions at all, feel free to ask!

I Can Haz Turrets?

Modular Combat v1.75 (up-and-coming) will feature a new deployable module - Turrets! Players will be able to deploy up to 2 turrets. And get this: they can't be knocked over. That's right, Modular Combat turrets can hold their ground - but after they take enough damage, they will blow up.

Turrets Turrets

We were going to include this in a bigger update, but I've asked specifically for this module to be bumped up to our next update as it's one of the most requested on the servers. I hope you all will enjoy it!

Podcast 17

The crew over at Podcast 17 graciously brought me onboard for a short interview last Saturday - and I'd like to take a moment just to ask everyone to go subscribe to their podcast. And if you're a developer, you should already be listening (get going already!).

Modular Combat Wiki Shutting Down

After a great amount of thought, we have decided to shut down the Modular Combat Wiki and move the homebase of Modular Combat to Mod DB. This means that our new forums are hosted right here! All our new media, dev blogs, and everything Modular Combat can be found right on the main Modular Combat page!

So go ahead and check out our forums! Leave a suggestion, report a bug, or just talk about Modular Combat! We at Mod Fidelity are a big fan of what Mod DB is doing and we'd like to support them as much as possible for providing us with such a great community!

That's all for now!

Thanks again for all your support this week and remember, we developers love to hop in-game with you players. If you ever see "Matthew Dryden" or "Winston" ingame, say hello! Don't feel afraid to ask a question or two!

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Silverfisk May 23 2009 says:

And when is this double exp weekend you speak of? This weekend?

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matthewdryden May 23 2009 replied:

It starts now!

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PrivRyan May 23 2009 says:

"Server-Size Only Release: v1.73"
Size eh? Interesting. :)

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sauerfreak May 24 2009 says:

Last I played this it was two releases ago....looking better than ever. :D Deployable turrets sound awesome!

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Lt.SnoWolf May 24 2009 says:

Blimey! Already? *opens up Modular Combat*

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overdrive87 May 26 2009 says:

Where's v1.73?


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